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David Webb Azurmalachite Ruby and Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch

$50,000

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David Webb Azurmalachite Ruby And Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch Rubies, Diamonds & green & blue malachite all set in 18 karat gold & platinum Measurements: 2.25" long Signed, David Webb & marked 18K & plat Possibly a unique model

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
    18k Gold,Platinum
  • Stone
    Malachite,Diamond,Ruby
  • Stone Cut
    Round Cut
  • Dimensions
    Length: 2.25 in (57.15 mm)
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    ca 1980's
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU731312438972

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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About the Designer

David Webb

“Women are tired of jewelry-looking jewelry,” celebrated American designer David Webb once noted. In response, he created a menagerie of whimsical animals rendered as rings, brooches, earrings and, especially, bangle bracelets. This playfulness permeates all Webb’s work, which is characterized by brightly hued enamel and color-saturated semiprecious stones like coral, azurmalachite and turquoise, the notable exception being the clear, elegant rock crystal for which he had an affinity.

The North Carolina native apprenticed with his uncle, a silversmith, before moving to New York, where he established David Webb Inc. in 1948. He had no formal training in jewelry design. Instead, he culled inspiration from the ornamental styles of ancient Greece, Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Americas, as well as the traditions of India and China — influences discernible in such pieces as his collar necklaces and talisman-like sautoirs. 

Webb’s first animal bracelet was produced in 1957. His most famous, the zebra, took shape in 1963; its stripes now form the company’s logo. Although Webb died in 1975, his company continues to produce designs drawn from his extensive archives, and every piece is still made in the workshop above its Madison Avenue store.

Find an alluring collection of David Webb jewelry on 1stDibs, including earrings, brooches and other accessories.

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